This classic Nepal tour will take you to: Nagarkot, small village provides a grandstand panoramic view of the Himalayas; Kathmandu, the cultural capital of Nepal; Chitwan National Park, elephant safari; Pokhara, the Kali Gandaki trade routes; Lumbini, where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama.
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Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Chitwan National Park - Lumbini - Pokhara
Kathmandu - Nagarkot
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Be greeted by your tour guide of Bravo Asia Tours at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmand, Nepal. We will drive to Nagarkot(approximately 1hour), a village located 32 km east of Kathmandu on the valley rim. This small village provides a grandstand panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can see five of the world’s 10 tallest mountains – Everest 8848, Lhotse 8516, Makalu 8463 and Manaslu 8163. If time permit, we will have a tour to Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanth Stupa. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park
We will take a flight to Chitwan (approximately 25minutes) today. Upon arrival at Chitwan, check in of your hotel and get ready for lunch. Our activities in Royal Chitwan National Park in the afternoon including: elephant safari, jungle walk and boat ride. Overnight in Chitwan
Chitwan National Park
You activities today are set. So a early morning start on 5:30AM. Today’s activities include bird watching, elephant safari, jungle walk, crocodile observation trip by boat and visiting observation tower. Overnight in Chitwan
Chitwan National Park - Lumbini
After breakfast, we leave Chitwan for Lumbini, the Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. It takes approximately 5 hours to drive from Chitwan. Check in of the hotel in Lumbini, you are at leisure until your tour guide escort you to World Peace Pagoda in the later afternoon to admire the amazing sunset. Drive back to hotel for dinner. Overnight in Lumbini
Today, we will visit the sacred land of Buddhism – Lumbini, in where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama on a full moon day in 623 BC. We will have a tour to Mayadevi Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Neal. This complex consists of temples, ancient ruins, historical inscriptions, ancient sculptures and monasteries. The temple houses Marker Stone which was said the exact birthplace of the Buddha. Lumbini is also a huge collection of monasteries of various sects built by different countries including Nepal, Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Germany, France, Japan and many others. Overnight in Lumbini
Lumbini - Pokhara
Check out hotel after breakfast. We will drive from Lumbini to Pokhara (driving approximately 8 hours). Arrive at Pokhara and check in to your hotel. You are at leisure the rest of the day. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bring goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6977m) rising behind it have to be experienced to be understood. At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well appreciated by the diversity of beautiful flowers which prosper in the valley. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the world famous views of the Himalaya. Overnight in Pokhara
Explore the old trading town of Pokhara where decorated pony trains from the Kali Gandaki trade routes jostle with men from the mountains, as they barter in the bazaar. Visit the Bindhyavasini Temple and the fascinating Butterfly Museum located in the grounds of the university. After lunch, we will enjoy a boat trip on Phewa Lake passing three-story villa where the King of Nepal maintains his winter home. Stop at the small golden temple to the Hindu god Varahi which is nestled in foliage on an island in the centre of the lake. You will see many fisherman and other pilgrims take their long canoes (carved from tree trunks) to the island to visit the shrine. Overnight in Pokhara
Pokhara - Kathmandu
You are at leisure in the morning until transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. Meet your tour guide at Kathmandu airport then transfer to hotel for check in. The rest time of today is free. Overnight in Kathmandu
Today we will have a Kathmandu city tour, visit Kumari the Living Goddess, Kathamandap, the Big Bell and Kal Bharab. Then visit the Swayambhunath temple, Kathmandu’s oldest and best known religious monument. With a history that goes back at least 1500 years for the location, this ancient stupa is world renown and is visible from miles from all over the Kathmandu Valley. After lunch, we will take a tour to Patan City, one of the three queen cities of the valley. Patan is the city of fine arts, and we visit Durbar Square Krishna Mandir, and Mahavihar, the Goden Temple of Lord Buddha, built in the 12th century. Also visit the Tibetan centre. Overnight in Kathmandu
Board on vehicle and drive to airport of Kathmandu, from where, you will catch your flight onward to your next destination. This classic Nepal tour is finished now. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to being at your service in your next trip to Asia.